3 Important Tips Straight From The FAA

If you are planning a trip you have no doubt thought about how you will pack all of the things you need without having to take a ton of luggage. Depending on the length of your trip you may be considering using a carry-on. If you are, I have few tips you should keep in mind while packing.

Tip #1 – Know The Maximum Size Allowed
All airlines are different and will have a different size limit in place. However, most allow a total of 45 linear inches. This means the height, width and depth of the bag must total that amount. If your carry on luggage exceeds this amount you will need to check it in. This of course will result in a check in fee being charged.

If you happen to take your luggage on the plane and it is determined it is oversized they will take it and have it checked in for you. In some cases this means your luggage will not be on the same plane with you. So make sure you have the right size luggage.

Tip #2 – Find Out How Many Bags You Are Allowed To Carry On The Plane With You
When it comes to carry on luggage there is a limit to the number of bags you are allowed to take on the plane with you. All other luggage must be checked in. If you are taking an extended trip you should plan on checking the bulk of your luggage and only taking a few pieces on the plan with you. So before you head to the airport call the airline to see what their carry on luggage guidelines are. This way you will know how many bags you will be able to take on board with you.

Tip #3 – Always Think Safety
Carry on luggage can be very heavy. If someone opens the overhead bin and it falls on top of them it can cause serious injury. If you have heavy items place them under the seat in front of you. If they can’t fit be sure to make sure they are stored properly in the overhead bin. Never stack items. During flight things can move. When the overhead bin is opened stack items may fall over.

If there isn’t enough room in the bin directly over your seat look in bins around you. If you need help ask a stewardess. Anytime there is an emergency leave your carry on luggage on the plane. The most important thing is for you to get off safely. The key is to think safety first. If your carry on luggage is to heavy go ahead and check it in. One of the best carry-on’s right now if interested would be the Travel Pro Crew 10 series.

And there you have it, three important carry on luggage tips for you to keep in mind. If you have any questions feel free to contact your airline. They will be able to tell you all of the guidelines regarding carry on luggage. They will also be able to tell you any fees you will be charged should you need to check your luggage.